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  1. 134282

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    Here's a picture of the black NNO in Matsuda's collection... Also, another picture, enlarged, of some 'thing' sticking out of the air intake in the front... It says Matsuda Collection on it, but does anyone know what it is or why it's there...?
     
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  3. sinbon

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    liscence plate?
     
  4. lambo_vt

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    Its a blank license plate thats been painted black, I think I've seen it on several other cars from the collection
     
  5. SefacHotRodder

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    obviously a license plate with the collection name on it to hide the real plate. its on many of his cars
     
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    Oh, ok... Thanks guys, i had no idea... (insert sheepish smile here)...
     
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  8. SefacHotRodder

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    ok. I was being kinda sarcastic too... ;)
     
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    LOL, no sweat... The logic that it could've been a license plate totally escaped me... i just would never even think that... but now that an explanation has been presented, it makes perfect sense... :)
     
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    I've visited to the collection, even had Matsuda-san himself as my host. The plates are just for his collection, they aren't hiding anything or placed over another plate.
     
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    Wow. Black is sexy on the Enzo.
     
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  13. BigTex

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    Wow! That gave me a most excellent idea on mounting a front plate for the Texas cops.

    Note how the horizontal plates does not effect any air flow thru the openings....MOst Excellent idea....hats off to the Matsuda-san. Is he well?

    How long ago was your tour of the collection?
     
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    lol! That'd work for the cops on THAT side!


    They are being jerks here that's all, Imagine the surprise when they go the effort to stop you and it's on the front bumper....horizontal!

    I have no place to put it on a 308GTB without blocking SOME part of the grill!
     
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    judge4re F1 World Champ

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    He's doing fine as far as I know. Last time up to Gotemba was in 2002, but I may swing by again this year. I've probably got 2-3 more trips to Japan that I need to take before the end of the year, so who knows. I'll take pics if I go...
     
  17. BigTex

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    Thanks!

    I had seen a car or two come OUT of the collection on to the market, and was afraid that signalled his failing health...

    Good to hear!
     
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    The book on this collection is a "must have", to all you newbies.........
     
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    It doesn't look so bad once you touch it up a bit... :)
     
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    do you know where it is avaliable?
     
  23. detltu

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    I got that picture from a bridgestone website a while back. My file is a bout 60k.
     
  24. judge4re

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    My copy (in Japanese) was a gift from Matsuda-san. The gift shop of the museum had them, but I haven't seen them outside of Japan.
     
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    are they avaliable in english?
     

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